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Director & Curator

Daniela Arriado (Norway/Chile) is the Director and founder of Art Republic, and the Director of the Screen City Biennial. Her work explores new curatorial approaches towards expanded borders of cinematic experiences and the audio-visual: the origin and vision behind Screen City, founded in 2013. This approach has also empowered her work on pilot projects concerning art - tech and innovation, urban screens and online streaming platforms for video art and animation, aiming to pave new waves for the distribution and dissemination of the moving image to the public. Arriado is an ambassador of PNEK - Production Network for Electronic Arts, Norway, and member of The Norwegian Association of Curators. She is a curatorial advisor for art organizations and start-ups in Berlin, Tel Aviv and Lisbon. Based in Berlin.

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Curator & Head of Research

Dr. Tanya Toft Ag (Denmark) is a curator, researcher, writer and lecturer examining urban media art as a domain of criticality in contemporary digital culture and urban, media aesthetic contexts. She is Curator and Head of Artistic Research at the Screen City Biennial 2017. She has held lectures and keynotes worldwide and curated the São Paulo Urban Digital Festival in 2013 and 2014 with Marìlia Pasculli, presented on the SESI Digital Art Gallery (Sao Paulo); Nordic Outbreak in 2013-2014 presented by the Streaming Museum in New York City and across the Nordic region, co-curated with Nina Colosi; and Voyage to the Virtual (2015) at Scandinavia House (NYC), among other. She is editor of Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art (Intellect, 2018) and co-editor of What Urban Media Art Can Do - Why, When, Where, and How? (av edition, 2016). Based in Berlin and Hong Kong.

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